On this Day, 20 Years Ago …

On this day, 20 years ago Corey and I were married. It’s hard to fathom that I’ve been alive this long let alone married this long. Where has the time gone?

Our wedding day, was nothing but chaos.

  • Our wedding cake didn’t get finished until around 2:00 in the morning with the help of Corey.
  • It was cold and windy. Most people wore coats and look like they’re shivering in our wedding pictures.
  • We forgot to put our luncheon invitations in with our wedding invitations so no one except our close family showed up for what was supposed to be a lunch for 50-60 people.
  • My nieces and nephews showed up to the luncheon in jeans and T-shirts instead of dress clothes because my siblings didn’t think we’d want pictures.
  • We didn’t get a picture of me with Corey’s family.
  • And, the real kicker is that someone stole our honeymoon money while we were changing out of our wedding clothes into our everyday clothes.

This should’ve been an indication of how rough our lives would be for the next 20 years. We’ve battled health problems, including a cancer diagnosis, infertility, money problems, family problems, and mental illness affecting every aspect of our marriage. We’ve almost divorced several times because of how hard it has gotten.

BUT, even with the heartache and sorrow we’ve endured, we’ve always stuck it out and tried a little harder because Corey and I love each other more than any other person in this world. (And, we have awesome friends who’ve been a great support.) Our heartache and sorrow have been hard to bear, but they’ve helped us grow closer to one another and they’ve shown us what true love is.

If I had to do it all over again knowing what I know now, would I do it again? I say as emphatically as possible, YES!

Here’s to another 20 years. 🍾 I love you, Corey! Happy Anniversary!